This is responsible work in the development, implementation and monitoring of a public education program for Tampa Fire Rescue (TFR).
Nature Of Work
The employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and participating in public education programs and activities for the department. Work is of more than average difficulty and requires that continuous and effective contacts be established and maintained with the business community, civic and public groups, and industrial entities. Considerable initiative and independent judgment are required in exercising control of an effective and informative public education program. Preparation of informative materials for general distribution necessitates the exercise of imagination in carrying out assignments, as well as considerable tact and courtesy in working with the general public. Work is performed under general direction and reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, written evaluations, and results obtained.
Examples of Duties
Develops training curriculum; conducts research in order to determine the areas of need, demographics of the group to be served, and other pertinent information. Coordinates the scheduling of TFR personnel to conduct programs. Produces and distributes fire safety public service announcements for each season. Contacts and acts as liaison for instruction of business and community leaders regarding fire safety procedures and fire extinguisher training; coordinates fire prevention/fire safety interaction with various governmental agencies; serves on various committees; coordinates a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Neighborhood Watch Program. Arranges for publication of pamphlets, brochures, and other printed materials distributed both within and outside the department; prepares, coordinates, and distributes monthly special interest bulletins relating to public education information; maintains a newspaper clipping and photo history of the department. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Working knowledge of: training principles, practices and techniques; methods, materials and techniques used in making presentations; fire safety/fire prevention techniques and equipment.
Some knowledge of: effective supervisory practices.
Ability to: assimilate materials for presentation; write clearly and concisely; work cooperatively and interact effectively with all types of people in a variety of situations; speak before groups; plan, assign, oversee, and review the work of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in education and one (1) year of experience in curriculum development; or an associate's degree in education and three (3) years of experience in curriculum development.
Licenses or Certifications
Possession of a valid drivers license required.
During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.